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1983 Valleydale 500


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 11 of 30
Saturday, May 21, 1983 at Bristol International Speedway, Bristol, TN
500 laps on a 0.533 mile paved track (266.500 miles)

Time of race: 2:51:07
Average speed: 93.445 mph
Pole speed: 110.409 mph
Cautions: 4 for 22 laps
Margin of victory: 2.08 sec
Attendance: 27800
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    1983 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1983 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11311   Darrell Waltrip Pepsi Challenger   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet50029965running288185
21222   Bobby Allison Miller High Life   (DiGard Racing)Buick50016955running50175
3 62   Morgan Shepherd ACM Equipment Sales   (Jim Stacy)Buick49913260running0165
4 175   Neil Bonnett Hodgdon   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Chevrolet4997700running25165
51143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4987930running0155
6 244   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Billy Hagan)Chevrolet4985450running21155
7 847   Ron Bouchard Race Hill Farm   (Jack Beebe)Buick4964480running0146
8149   Bill Elliott Melling Oil Pumps   (Harry Melling)Ford4954070running0142
9 515   Dale Earnhardt Wrangler   (Bud Moore)Ford4957930running116143
10 727   Tim Richmond Old Milwaukee   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac4944000running0134
11167   Kyle Petty 7-Eleven   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac4883890running0130
121571   Dave Marcis W.H. Bolin   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet4887430running0127
13236   D.K. Ulrich Ulrich Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick4793080running0124
142252   Jimmy Means Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Chevrolet4772870running0121
151841   Ronnie Thomas Advance Auto Parts   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac4761030running0118
162567   Buddy Arrington Direct Connection   (Buddy Arrington)Chrysler4752585running0115
172426   Ronnie Hopkins Food Country USA   (Charlie Henderson)Buick4721380running0112
181917   Sterling Marlin Hesco Exhaust   (Roger Hamby)Pontiac4712300running0109
192802   Rick Newsom Reeder Racing   (Bud Reeder)Buick4702430running0106
202064   Tommy Gale Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford4661905running0103
211790   Dick Brooks Chameleon Sunglasses   (Junie Donlavey)Ford4591230running0100
222148   Trevor Boys Hylton-McCaig   (James Hylton)Chevrolet4581205running097
231098   Joe Ruttman Levi Garrett   (Ron Benfield)Pontiac4561180rear end094
242670   J.D. McDuffie McDuffie Racing   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac4501155running091
25 988   Geoffrey Bodine Gatorade   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac3972130running088
26 33   Ricky Rudd Piedmont Airlines   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet3931120engine085
27 433   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Buick3177110rear end082
282776   Mike Potter Larry's Nightclub   (Mike Potter)Buick50400rear end079

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
1158158  
1591679  
16821043  
2112144  
215323109  
3243274  
32840477  
4054095  
41050091  
  Percent of race run under caution: 4.4%             Average green flag run: 95.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Neil Bonnett12424
  Terry Labonte254218
  Dale Earnhardt43158116
  Terry Labonte1591591
  Darrell Waltrip1601601
  Bobby Allison16121050
  Darrell Waltrip2112111
  Neil Bonnett2122121
  Darrell Waltrip213324112
  Terry Labonte3253251
  Darrell Waltrip32640580
  Terry Labonte4064061
  Darrell Waltrip40750094

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bobby Allison 1706    
2   Harry Gant 1572   -134  
3   Bill Elliott 1555   -151  
4   Joe Ruttman 1526   -180  
5   Richard Petty 1521   -185  
6   Neil Bonnett 1501   -205  
7   Darrell Waltrip 1498   -208  
8   Dick Brooks 1364   -342  
9   Terry Labonte 1352   -354  
10   Jimmy Means 1332   -374  
11   Ricky Rudd 1310   -396  
12   Ron Bouchard 1280   -426  
13   Buddy Arrington 1215   -491  
14   Dave Marcis 1170   -536  
15   Geoffrey Bodine 1154   -552  
16   Dale Earnhardt 1143   -563  
17   Sterling Marlin 1131   -575  
18   Tim Richmond 1129   -577  
19   Kyle Petty 1094   -612  
20   Ronnie Thomas 1073   -633